Samantha Thornton

LPC

About me

In the era of Covid 19, social unrest, and financial strain people are more stressed than they have been in recent history. Life can change us for the better, or for the worse. We can become stuck. While we have labels for these things, the bottom-line is we get stuck and we can become unstuck. I am s seasoned helper who has been in the mental health field for over 30 years. I have worked with all age groups and diagnoses. I have worked in hospitals, clinics and in the community. I have a strong background in addiction, trauma and life transitions. I have made a life of breaking out of the boxes and labels, professionally and personally. I am well versed in clinical and professional approaches; but my strengths are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing/Change Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy and EMDR. But, I believe there are many ways to getting unstuck found in ones own personal curiosity, creativity, and experiences. I am interested in those I serve being able to describe their experiences in the own words, through their own expression, and though their own lived experience. I believe a person's history is social, cultural, spiritual, and emotional. I believe healing comes from a personal journey and making sense of things. Let's work together as collaborators!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
First Responder Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 83108


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Samantha Thornton. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Sam for about 10 months. My husband of 25 years and I separated, and we both started new relationships. With that came grief, depression, poor self-image, acknowledgement of how I allowed myself to be treated and how I treated him and the conundrum of also starting new relationships while closing the old one. She has worked with me on skills to help myself communicate with others and to communicate my needs and wants. Sam has helped me understand the grieving process is normal and what I'm feeling is normal. She's helped me understand that it's ok to not be ok all of the time.
Sam is relatable, she is kind, and she calls me out on my "stuff" when it's needed. I highly recommend Samantha Thornton as a therapist.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really like Samantha, she is down to earth let’s me talk and listens to my thoughts. N she expresses her views of my thoughts. I like that about her

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s great!

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I love Sam

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She's nice

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

We have only had 2 sessions and we just got in to details today but so far so good

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

So far so good!

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

She really helped me on todays session

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nobody could be more patient as Sam, she challenges me to be the best version of me, and nothing is ever too much or too small.

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career difficulties, grief, sleeping disorders, addictions, and coaching

Working with Samantha is providing me a precious support. Her expertise and professionalism are very reassuring and help my make real progress. Having this safe space to process my psychological issues and deal with work pressure is making a real difference in my life. I am very grateful

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Samantha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Samantha has supported me very well mentally the last months. I look forward to the video calls every week and am actively starting to create my life and allow myself more patience and positivity in the process. Her sense of humor inspires me and cheers me up even on bad days. Vielen Dank Samantha

Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Samantha is awesome.. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.. down to earth, upfront & matter of fact..

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very helpful. Good humour and interesting way of helping me perceive things. Very much enjoying my therapy and learning more than I imagined. Overall wonderful person

Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Samantha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I feel listened to for the first time

Work with me!